7 U.S. Code § 3243 - Hispanic-serving agricultural colleges and universities

Status message

There is 1 Update Pending. Select the tab below to view.
prev | next
(a) Definition of endowment fund
In this section, the term “endowment fund” means the Hispanic-Serving Agricultural Colleges and Universities Fund established under subsection (b).
(b) Endowment
(1) In general
The Secretary of the Treasury shall establish in accordance with this subsection a Hispanic-Serving Agricultural Colleges and Universities Fund.
(2) Agreements
The Secretary of the Treasury may enter into such agreements as are necessary to carry out this subsection.
(3) Deposit to the endowment fund
The Secretary of the Treasury shall deposit in the endowment fund any—
(A) amounts made available through Acts of appropriations, which shall be the endowment fund corpus; and
(B) interest earned on the endowment fund corpus.
(4) Investments
The Secretary of the Treasury shall invest the endowment fund corpus and income in interest-bearing obligations of the United States.
(5) Withdrawals and expenditures
(A) Corpus
The Secretary of the Treasury may not make a withdrawal or expenditure from the endowment fund corpus.
(B) Withdrawals
On September 30, 2008, and each September 30 thereafter, the Secretary of the Treasury shall withdraw the amount of the income from the endowment fund for the fiscal year and warrant the funds to the Secretary of Agriculture who, after making adjustments for the cost of administering the endowment fund, shall distribute the adjusted income as follows:
(i) 60 percent shall be distributed among the Hispanic-serving agricultural colleges and universities on a pro rata basis based on the Hispanic enrollment count of each institution.
(ii) 40 percent shall be distributed in equal shares to the Hispanic-serving agricultural colleges and universities.
(6) Endowments
Amounts made available under this subsection shall be held and considered to be granted to Hispanic-serving agricultural colleges and universities to establish an endowment in accordance with this subsection.
(7) Authorization of appropriations
There are authorized to be appropriated to the Secretary such sums as are necessary to carry out this subsection for fiscal year 2008 and each fiscal year thereafter.
(c) Authorization for annual payments
(1) In general
For fiscal year 2008 and each fiscal year thereafter, there are authorized to be appropriated to the Department of Agriculture to carry out this subsection an amount equal to the product obtained by multiplying—
(A) $80,000; by
(B) the number of Hispanic-serving agricultural colleges and universities.
(2) Payments
For fiscal year 2008 and each fiscal year thereafter, the Secretary of the Treasury shall pay to the treasurer of each Hispanic-serving agricultural college and university an amount equal to—
(A) the total amount made available by appropriations under paragraph (1); divided by
(B) the number of Hispanic-serving agricultural colleges and universities.
(3) Use of funds
(A) In general
Amounts authorized to be appropriated under this subsection shall be used in the same manner as is prescribed for colleges under the Act of August 30, 1890 (commonly known as the “Second Morrill Act”) (7 U.S.C. 321 et seq.).
(B) Relationship to other law
Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, the requirements of that Act shall apply to Hispanic-serving agricultural colleges and universities under this section.
(d) Institutional capacity-building grants
(1) In general
For fiscal year 2008 and each fiscal year thereafter, the Secretary shall make grants to assist Hispanic-serving agricultural colleges and universities in institutional capacity building (not including alteration, repair, renovation, or construction of buildings).
(2) Criteria for institutional capacity-building grants
(A) Requirements for grants
The Secretary shall make grants under this subsection on the basis of a competitive application process under which Hispanic-serving agricultural colleges and universities may submit applications to the Secretary at such time, in such manner, and containing such information as the Secretary may require.
(B) Demonstration of need
(i) In general As part of an application for a grant under this subsection, the Secretary shall require the applicant to demonstrate need for the grant, as determined by the Secretary.
(ii) Other sources of funding The Secretary may award a grant under this subsection only to an applicant that demonstrates a failure to obtain funding for a project after making a reasonable effort to otherwise obtain the funding.
(C) Payment of non-Federal share
A grant awarded under this subsection shall be made only if the recipient of the grant pays a non-Federal share in an amount that is specified by the Secretary and based on assessed institutional needs.
(3) Authorization of appropriations
There are authorized to be appropriated to the Secretary such sums as are necessary to carry out this subsection for fiscal year 2008 and each fiscal year thereafter.
(e) Competitive grants program
(1) In general
The Secretary shall establish a competitive grants program—
(A) to fund fundamental and applied research and extension at Hispanic-serving agricultural colleges and universities in agriculture, human nutrition, food science, bioenergy, and environmental science; and
(B) to award competitive grants to Hispanic-serving agricultural colleges and universities to provide for training in the food and agricultural sciences of Hispanic agricultural workers and Hispanic youth working in the food and agricultural sciences.
(2) Authorization of appropriations
There are authorized to be appropriated to the Secretary such sums as are necessary to carry out this subsection for fiscal year 2008 and each fiscal year thereafter.

Source

(Pub. L. 95–113, title XIV, § 1456, as added Pub. L. 110–234, title VII, § 7129(a),May 22, 2008, 122 Stat. 1224, and Pub. L. 110–246, § 4(a), title VII, § 7129(a),June 18, 2008, 122 Stat. 1664, 1985; amended Pub. L. 113–79, title VII, § 7116,Feb. 7, 2014, 128 Stat. 875.)
References in Text

Act of August 30, 1890 and that Act, referred to in subsec. (c)(3), is act Aug. 30, 1890, ch. 841, 26 Stat. 417, popularly known as the Agricultural College Act of 1890 and also as the Second Morrill Act, which is classified generally to subchapter II (§ 321 et seq.) of chapter 13 of this title. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 321 of this title and Tables.
Codification

Pub. L. 110–234and Pub. L. 110–246enacted identical sections. Pub. L. 110–234was repealed by section 4(a) ofPub. L. 110–246.
Prior Provisions

For prior section 1456 ofPub. L. 95–113, see note set out preceding section 3241.
Amendments

2014—Subsec. (e)(1). Pub. L. 113–79amended par. (1) generally. Prior to amendment, text read as follows: “The Secretary shall establish a competitive grants program to fund fundamental and applied research at Hispanic-serving agricultural colleges and universities in agriculture, human nutrition, food science, bioenergy, and environmental science.”
Effective Date

Enactment of this section and repeal of Pub. L. 110–234by Pub. L. 110–246effective May 22, 2008, the date of enactment of Pub. L. 110–234, see section 4 ofPub. L. 110–246, set out as a note under section 8701 of this title.

The table below lists the classification updates, since Jan. 3, 2012, for this section. Updates to a broader range of sections may be found at the update page for containing chapter, title, etc.

The most recent Classification Table update that we have noticed was Tuesday, August 13, 2013

An empty table indicates that we see no relevant changes listed in the classification tables. If you suspect that our system may be missing something, please double-check with the Office of the Law Revision Counsel.

7 USCDescription of ChangeSession YearPublic LawStatutes at Large
§ 32432014113-79 [Sec.] 7116128 Stat. 875

 

LII has no control over and does not endorse any external Internet site that contains links to or references LII.